The Euro Zone is in a semi-permanent crisis and this piece of art symbolizes the constant struggle like no other. An Euro, minted in Germany, covered in a patina of corrosion. Mounted on a solid Austrian chestnut, the artwork nevertheless hints at the solid base of the joint European currency. Or, does the Euro split the organic, wooden, base of the European economy? That will evoke many discussions, no doubt.
The artwork is for sale for 1000 Euro. The irony! Euro!
This is of course not an Euro coin which became a bit rusty after laying in my drawer for three years, since my last Europe trip, and which I then spontaneously stuck into a chestnut. Anyone saying that would be totally ignorant of all that’s sophisticated and artsy.